Deeper Day 114: Now What?

Now that the world has been mostly shut down, and our lives feel largely out of our control, now what?  Where do we go from here?  Have we lost all sense of independence and safety?  I should hope not.

This is one place we can rest.

If the Lord delights in a man’s way, He makes his steps firm, though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.  I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.  They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.  Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.  For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake His faithful ones.  Psalm 37:23-28

Scripture is simply bursting with words affirming us and reinforcing the truth that we are a blessed people.  Now is the time to be so immersed in scripture that you go to it before you listen to the world.  If you feel scared by reports you hear, then go to the word and remind your heart that you are a chosen people, set apart for God’s goodness.

Even in the trouble He reminds us that He as overcome the world.

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.  John 16:33

When I lean on this verse it grants me so much peace.  When I hear “bad” news and it makes me feel unstable, then I recite those words to myself and as I lean on them I become steady again.

The Bible is a weapon.  It’s time for God’s people to partner with Holy Spirit and get into the word.  It’s time to speak verses out loud in our homes and as we go here or there.  It’s time church.  Our time has come.  It’s time to pick up an actual Bible and lay aside the phone for a minute.  Let yourself experience the feeling of the pages as you thumb through it and read.  It’s time to pray and ask Holy Spirit to guide you to the passages that are for your strengthening today.  It’s time.

Prayer Moment:  Now what?  Church arise! How?  Get in the word and listen to Holy Spirit as He guides you to the truth and encouragement that you need.  Spend a little extra time in your prayer closet seeking His face.  It’s time to seek God’s kingdom first.  The time is now for our reverence to lead us into a deeper encounter with the King of kings.  He holds this world in His hands, we can trust Him to lead us now.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Matthew 6:33